The idol wing of the State police today raided a godown at Venus Colony in Alwarpet, and seized 25 antique idols and sculptures.
According to sources, the search was conducted based on information given out by Deenadayalan, the prime accused in the sensational idol smuggling case, in which over 100 idols were seized from a house in Alwarpet last week.
The most-wanted kingpin of the sensational antique smuggling case, Deenadayalan, surrendered to the Idol Wing police recently.
25 more idols unearthed from Deenadayalan’s place
The octogenarian smuggler who is the prime accused in the case, has been transferred to the judicial custody of the Madras High Court, even as a special team of officials from Delhi is set to reach the city to probe him.
According to A.G. Pon Manickavel, Inspector General of Police (IG), Idol Wing, his team got a tip-off that some idols were stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu and were taken to Andhra Pradesh. They were again brought to the State to be smuggled to Mumbai.